Christmas 2017

Another Christmas season has come and gone. The boys have another set of memories to add to their childhood experience. They are 6 now and this season has been the most, "high definition", of them all. Emotions Like most children, the boys love the holidays. It snows, we decorate, there's Santa, and of course, presents. …

Elementary Adjustment

The boys started first grade a couple of weeks ago. We kept them in private kindergarten at their day care last year so this is their first experience with public school. Needless to say there has been some adjustment, mostly on our side... Let's start with drop off. Even though there was an open house, …

Alien

Despite what he may tell you, Adam has never seen any movies from the Alien series. What he did see however was the poster art for Alien Covenant scroll by on the Apple TV for maybe 20 seconds or so. Once he saw it he wanted to know exactly what that thing was. I told him it …

Star Wars

The boys have been really into Star Wars for the past few months. It started earlier this year when I allowed them to play with my collection of Star Wars action figures from my teenage years. I had kept them around, not for collecting per se, but because I couldn't bear to part with them. …

Artwork

We decided to be good parents today and try to do an art project with the boys after dinner. Winter is coming soon and we'll need something to keep them busy during Christmas break. Legos, movies, and driving each other nuts can only last so long, so why add some creative expression to the mix? …

Puzzles

The boys have been really interested in puzzles lately. They play with puzzles at school but recently they have dusted them off at home again.  Zachary has been particularly enamored. He sits quietly on the floor searching for pieces, bringing them to the puzzle, turning them on each side to see if they fit, and …